Sustainable Agriculture Advisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Act for Change Consulting Ltd
Job Profile: Advisor on Sustainable Agriculture

Duty Station: Nairobi Kenya with frequent travels to project sites

Placement: Hierarchically and functionally under the supervision of Country Programme Coordinator
Contract Type: Consultancy Mandate; 60% engagement
Start Date: 1st Feb 2016


Background: Act for Change Consulting on Behalf of Fastenopfer is seeking an experienced Advisor for Sustainable Agriculture to support primarily partner organizations’ implementing working with small scale farmers as well as accompaniment and monitoring. 
The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic support to Country Programme, specifically related to agroecology and saving groups with a specific focus on addressing
constraints and opportunities of the impact groups, specifically small scale farmers. 
S/he will assist in the development of appropriate guidance and approaches to programming and ensure the systematic sharing of lessons among partner organizations. 
Working closely with the Country Programme Coordinator and Programme Manager, the incumbent will contribute to the implementation of agro ecology strategy of Fastenopfer in Kenya.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the analysis of underlying causes of poverty and support the launching of food sovereignity programs with particular emphasis on sustainable agriculture with the agroecology focus for the relevant impact groups.
  • Assist with accompaniment and monitoring of all food security programme activities while working to identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and provide technical suggestions.
  • Help partners to understand the actual and potential roles of sustainable agriculture and country programme specific saving groups for the country programme impact groups.
  • Work closely with Country Coordination Unit to incorporate climate change adaptation and mitigation elements into programs as well as disaster risk reduction and risk management in general.
  • Supports the National Coordinator in addressing or following up issues arising with partners and projects
  • Certified education (university degree) and demonstrated knowledge and experience in sustainable agriculture and organic farming, in particular agro-ecology
  • At least 6 years of experience in projects of similar or related nature, size, and complexity, with national or local governments, NGOs, or donors; demonstrated experience as an advisor on sustainable agriculture and organic farming.
  • Experience in saving group schemes are an asset.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among programme staff, partner organizations, and recipients of assistance.
  • Proven abilities to set priorities, to multitask, organize systems to monitor results and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines
Contact: Email

Applications will be open till 5th January 2016
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